Newbie's Tips for Step 2.

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Rochelle replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 3:50 AM

Thank you Sandy! The photos and your explanation really help!

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Sandy H. replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 11:57 AM

connielynn66:

the post says one 2.5 square to one 4.5 square so do we actually cut the 2.5 square on the line we drew?  So we can use the other quarter on another corner or do we use 2-2.5 squares per 1-4.5 square?

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You sew just to the right of the line you drew.  When you trim, you measure 1/4" to the right of the stitching line and trim.  That will give you a 1/4" seam.  You put two 2.5" squares on opposite diagonal corners of each background square.

 

 

  

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thanks for the help

 

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MaggieNae replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 3:05 PM

Here's another tip: Instead of marking all you 2.5" squares corner to corner. Use a piece of tape.  I've used green quilters tape.  One edge should go 90 degress straight from the center of your presser foot towards you.  I'm using the left side.  Now each square is lined up top corner to the center of the presser foot and the bottom corner along the left edge of the tape.  Keeping the bottom corner lined up as you sew gives you a straight line.

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All your 96 blocks are done? I am impressed! Even my INTENTIONS are fast becoming a UFO! Thanks for the inspiration jadunn!

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MaggieNae, that is a really cool idea! I am going to try that! Thanks!

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that tape tip is great,I mark each 2.5 square. It makes it easier to run all the 4.5 squares one after another and then cut them apart after all is done    marianne

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hilld1027 replied on Wed, May 2 2012 10:05 AM

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. It is great to hear the easier tasks of others. Appreciate all the tips. 

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MaggieNae replied on Wed, May 2 2012 10:12 AM

Mariannem, thanks.  If you run a second piece of 1/4" tape along the right edge of the first one, when you're done with Step 2, you can set your needle back to the center.  Then you can sew your HST before you cut them off.  I have a little pile going now.  Trying to get a good photo.

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